Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Asheville Piano Man

Asheville Piano and Keyboard influence is strong in our community. Think about it. All of us are or have been influenced, soothed, and some have even danced to a beautiful melody played on a piano. When you enter a room with a piano in it, the mood changes, the atmosphere is different, a tune is calling.

When it comes to music in the Asheville area, a piano plays a big part. Whether it is a traveling band, a restaurant, a nightclub, a playhouse, and believe it or not.. we have seen a pickup truck speeding down the streets of Asheville with a guy jamming away on a piano in the back of the pickup. Asheville has dueling pianos in Elaine's at the Omni Grove Park, and also at a new place called Off The Wagon downtown. I know I have walked into Red Stag Grill in Biltmore Village, heard the piano playing, and the whole hustle and bustle of the day just melted away.

We recently stopped by the Piano Emporium on Hendersonville Rd in south Asheville, and met who we now call "The Asheville Piano Man". For some reason my wife wants our 16 month old to have a brand new piano to play with. Shane had so many options, even ones that could connect to Wifi, grab a tune online, and the piano will play the music by itself; and with the keys dropping and everything!! I thought about a "ghost piano player" production idea for a minute, then focused on trying to talk my wife out of this. But deep down inside, after seeing and feeling it; I still have that piano on my mind. Something tells me soon!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hendersonville Fire Restoration

Hendersonville Fire Restoration services must be a comprehensive effort to bring your home or business from damaged, back to restored and new. Of course nobody plans a fire, and it is a major inconvenience to all affected. Safety is the first concern. Making sure your smoke detectors are working, candles and flammables are secure, your exits are clear, nobody is smoking in the house, and having extinguishers nearby are just a few of the measures you can take. 1-800-Water-Damage is ready to help you with some preventive ideas, to make sure you do not regularly need a Hendersonville Fire Restoration to come to your rescue.

Hendersonville Fire Restoration could mean anything from dealing with damaged furniture, up to structural damage; things that needs to be carefully evaluated to assure the restoration process is properly completed. Then you have the "smoke smell" that needs to be removed from the home or business as well. Dealing with the insurance company is also an area that 1-800-Water-Damage can assist you with, and make sure every bit of ruin is taken care of. When dealing with all of the damage, and having to hire a Hendersonville Fire Restoration company; the last thing you need is to get stuck trying to do it all yourself.

Hendersonville Fire Restoration companies understand about the loss of personal things, even highly sentimental items such as family photos and jewelry. Having a "Fire-Box" or fireproof safe is your best bet, but like we mentioned before, we never plan on having a fire, so very few have these items to preserve their keepsakes.

1-800-Water Damage of WNC is a company that provides Hendersonville Fire Restoration services from start to finish. As soon as your family is safe, and the local Fire Department puts the fire out; give them a call for prompt and reputable service and repairs.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Asheville's Biltmore Property Group Purchases Two Shopping Centers in Knoxville TN

Knoxville, TN – The Biltmore Property Group, LLC (BPG) which is based in Asheville North Carolina recently announced 2 new fine acquisitions to add to their real estate portfolio. The Shops at Western Plaza which features the Fresh Market, CVS, Jos. A. Bank, Tuesday Morning and many others.

These local real estate investors also purchased a property called Melrose Place, an upscale shopping center in Knoxville. Talbots, M.S. McClellan, and Sherwin Williams Decorating Center all occupy part of this space.

Add this to their grand real estate portfolio in Asheville, and the Biltmore Property Group is one of the most aggressive commercial real estate companies in the area. Wait until you hear what is coming next!!

Knoxville, getting more are more closely associated with the growth in the Asheville and WNC region, is now becoming a hotspot for investors and entrepreneurs alike. Some say it is a hop, skip and a jump over the mountains, and you are there! From the Blue Ridge to the Great Smokies!

Oh, if you are interested in leasing information, please contact Curtis Williams with BPG at (828) 450-4253 or

Need to speak with the property management and get some info? Please contact Morgan Bromley with BPG at (865) 279-0670 or

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lounging at the Battery Park Book Exchange and Wine Bar in Asheville

We have been to the Battery Park Book Exchange and Wine Bar in downtown Asheville several times. I have to say that every time we have been here, it was a hit. The atmosphere is wonderful, the walls and isles are lined with books and art, there was live music playing in the background while I was there, people having great conversation at the bar, delicious wine selection, yummy desserts, and so many little places and corners that you can surely find a spot to fall in love with. This is Asheville's ultimate lounge. While sitting there and enjoying the hum, I looked up and saw this Moose head above. It made me smile so I took a photo of it.

FTW Burlesque in Biltmore Village Asheville

The funky and freaky arts and entertainment scene is not something that you are going to regularly find on your tourism map. We stopped by the Toy Boat Community Art Space in Biltmore Village last night and happened into a burlesque show featuring the new troop, FTW Burlesque. Toy Boat features shows of this magnitude several times a year. They also do some amazing entertainment including juggling, hula-hooping, musical and many other types of shows and classes for the people of Asheville.